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Thread: Here's my thrid OBW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berta48
    There have been at least two now three requests for someone to tell us what OBW stands for PLEASE.
    OBW stands for One Block Wonder. Also, someone posted a tutorial for it. Copy this: atiptoe through the hexagons cutie style, and do a search on this site.

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    Where can I get a pattern for the One Block Wonder!!!!!
    Eloise

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    Love the quilt. Want to make one - one of these days.

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    I love the use of the original pattern as the border! Really pretty OBW. I hope to do one some day.

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    Really good job choosing how to put the hexagons together! Flows really nicely and is beautiful!

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    Great choice of fabric too. I tried one of these and the fabric just didn't work....

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    Beautiful!

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    Your One Block Wonder is beautiful.

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    Magic stack and whack is a good book by (?) Reynolds. It has very good instructions for OBW blocks.

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    That's a real beauty. I made one once but it's still in my closet, I just wasn't happy with it so I've never quilted it. I see all these really pretty ones but I must have picked th wrong fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flapper
    Magic stack and whack is a good book by (?) Reynolds. It has very good instructions for OBW blocks.
    I think it's Bethany Reynolds according to Amazon.

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    It just POPS with the black!! Beautiful job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljorange
    Quote Originally Posted by caliquocat
    Really pretty, the colors just pop! I was also interested in how much fabric you used.
    I think I bought 3 yards of the floral. I haven't made any large quilts yet, I'm still building up my courage.
    I'm thinking bigger may have been even better!!! You can never have too much BEAUTIFUL in your life. You did a great job.

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    Love it! Great job!

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    New to this site. Love it!! Need help with the three letter abbreviations. What is OBW and some of the others? I figured out LQS and SID. Been quilting about 30 years, now I only do baby quilts to donate to Project Linus, usually one per week. It passes the time and keeps my hands busy. Thanks

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    Yes that is very cheerful and colorful.

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    Beautiful. Love the colors.
    I know what you're talking about the winter weather. I'm about 100 miles north of Seattle - Sedro Woolley.

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    love the colours

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    Love the rich colors!

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    Choosing a good fabric is key for making a One Block Wonder. A print with a repeat of at least 12" is preferable. If the repeat is less, you'll need to buy 12 repeats instead of 6 (for hexagons), in order to have enough fabric to work with. The main print should be images of at least 2-6" in diameter. Many colors in the print are fine but not large areas of solid color. The background should not be a solid color. For example: if water is the background, then there should be swirls of waves or ripples with several colors, instead of a solid blue. Geometric prints or stripes generally don't work as well. A realistic print is the best, I think. Stylized flowers work also. I try to find a print with colors I like, knowing the final result will look totally different than the original fabric - so the print doesn't really matter. It could be chickens, hot peppers, fish, tropical birds, animals or an Oriental print with flowers,trees,people or cranes.

    I also use a hinged mirror to preview fabrics at the store before I buy, to make sure it will work. Hold the mirror open on the width of the bolt, so you see 6 images in it & slowly slide it along the width of the fabric. This will give you an idea of possible hexagons you might get with that particular fabric.

    Maxine Rosenthal has written 3 books on this topic - "One Block Wonders", "One Block Wonders Encore" and "One Block Wonders Cubed". The first two give good solid instructions for buying, preparing your fabric, cutting, piecing and sewing the strips together. The last one goes more into adding cubes, which is a whole other topic.

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    I see why it cheers you. It is beautiful and you did a nice job.

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    Love the border.

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    beautiful!

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    Lovely

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2livesdown7togo
    Lovely
    Thanks. I'd love to see a bigger shot of your avatar!

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